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Paris, Sable Elementary Parents, Teachers Vow To Fight To Keep Schools Open

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Parents, teachers and community members are fighting to keep their kids' neighborhood schools open. Aurora Public Schools could shut down Paris and Sable Elementary schools next school year.

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The Board of Education voted to keep Paris and Sable Elementary schools open next year, but the option is back on the table for Tuesday night's board meeting. A spokesperson for the district said the board made the decision to vote against the superintendent's recommendation to close the schools.

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Instead, the district wanted more time to study possible options to save the schools through subsidization or consolidation.

There was a rally where parents and teachers gathered to show their support for those two schools in danger of closing.

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"They have everything for the kids, they have emotional support, they have education, they have after-school programs, they have mental health, they have all their needs met here. There's no school like Paris, I can tell you that," said Paris Elementary parent Rocio Reza.

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